Saturday, May 28, 2011

Y-Yellow Unit

Cannot believe I actually MISSED the plan for the LAST unit. =) Didn't finish "that well". But I'm not a perfectionist, so I'm ok. =) So, here's the plan AND report for Y-Yellow. We had a BLAST. Colors are just so fun.

We did:
*Making playdoh (recipe below) in primary colors and then mixing into colors of the rainbow
*Rainbow cookies. Oh my, SO PRETTY!!! It was hard work. (recipe below) I want to make this cookie again without the colors, for the more you work on it, the harder it is. It really was. AND, I really want to try it with REAL butter one day. I'm sure it's DELICIOUS.
*Science Experiment (I found online here) It was too funny. I didn't know what to expect and don't even know if this was supposed to be the result.
*Mixing colors (food coloring)
*Mixing colors for paints (painted mouse paint. Wksheet here
*Flower color mini book (well, I made it mini)
*Crayons sight words coloring
*Color by numbers (here, under "Y")
*If you like more color by numbers, go here
*Color collage from magazine
*hunt for colors when we were at the playground

My World of Colors
Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you see
All things bright and beautiful
Blue Hat Green Hat

The heavens belong to you.
The earth is yours also.
You made the world and everything that is in it
Ps 89:11

Sang "神啊我要讚美你"

WE ARE DONE!!!!!!!

Recipe for playdoh (this recipe can last you for 9 mths to 1 year)
2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
4 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 cup salt
2 tablespoons oil

Stir over medium heat until the dough forms and pulls away from the sides of the pot.

Recipe for cookies (sables)
1.25 cup powdered sugar
1.5 tsp vanilla
1 medium egg yolk
1 cup plus 2 tab salted butter diced (room temp)
2.5 cups all purpose flour

Put sugar, vanilla, egg yolk and butter in a bowl and mix quickly with your fingers or spoon.

Add flour and mix to firm dough, working as fast as possible. Wrap and chill for 1 hr or up to 1 week

Bake at 400 deg for 14 mins

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